The 20 most popular TED Talks lectures of all time

Since 1984, has held conferences, choosing for them the most interesting topics and the most innovative ideas. For example, at the first 1984 conference, the newly released Macintosh, Sony's innovative CD, mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot demonstrated the practical application of his fractal theory, and artificial intelligence specialist Marvin Minsky explained a new model of the mind.

Each presentation (lecture) at the TED conference is called TED Talk and is published online, now more than 400 videos have already accumulated on the site. Since they are all devoted to unimaginably interesting topics, it’s even hard to imagine which ones are of most interest to the audience. TED Blog Official Blog published a list of Top 20 lectures for all time on the number of views, collecting statistics from, Youtube, iTunes, Hulu, built-in frames, number of downloads, etc.

1. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 13,409,417 views
2. Neuroanatomy specialist Jill Boyt Taylor studied her own brain after a stroke (2008):
3. Pranav Mystry on the exciting potential of SixthSense (2009) ): 9,223,263 views
4. Pioneer of underwater photography David Gallo shows amazing shots of underwater creatures (2007):
5. Patty Maes and Pranav Mystry show SixthSense (2009):
Ï,467,580 views
6. Tony Robbins discusses why we do what we do (2006):
7. Simon Sinek explains mechanisms how great leaders inspire action (2010): 6,050,294 views
8. Steve Jobs on how to live before you die (2005): 5,444,022 views
9. Hans Rosling shows the best statistics you have ever seen (2006): 4,966,643 views
10. Researcher Bren Brown on the main vulnerability of a person (2010): 4,763,038 views
11. Daniel Pink on the amazing science of motivation and how material incentives can harm productivity (2009): 4,706,241 views
12. Mathematician Arthur Benjamin does the math magic (2005):
L,658,425 views
13. Elizabeth Gilbert about interacting with the demon of genius that exists separately from humans (2009): 4,538,037 views
14. Dan Gilbert about why a person is always equally happy (independent synthesis happiness) (2004): 4,269,082 views
15. Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the Universe (2008): 4,153,105 views
16. Jeff Han demonstrates multi-touch (2006): 3,891,251 views
17. Johnny Lee shows Wii Remote hacks for teachers (2008): 3,869,417 views
18. Kate Berry talks about brain magic as software bugs (2004): 3,847,893 views
19. Mary Roach talks about the famous nervous system reflex (2009): 3,810,630 views
20. Vijay Kuman @ A shows C robots that fly like birds (2012): 3,535,340 views
Almost all lectures have Russian transcription.